Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK ) is expected to report Q1 earnings on Jan. 30. Here's what Wall Street wants to see:
The 10-second takeaway
Comparing the upcoming quarter to the prior-year quarter, average analyst estimates predict Rockwell Automation's revenues will expand 0.5% and EPS will drop -0.8%.
The average estimate for revenue is $1.48 billion. On the bottom line, the average EPS estimate is $1.26.
Last quarter, Rockwell Automation reported revenue of $1.66 billion. GAAP reported sales were 0.6% higher than the prior-year quarter's $1.65 billion.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Dollar amounts in millions. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
Last quarter, non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.53. GAAP EPS of $1.37 for Q4 were 1.4% lower than the prior-year quarter's $1.39 per share.
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Quarterly periods. Non-GAAP figures may vary to maintain comparability with estimates.
For the preceding quarter, gross margin was 39.3%, 80 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter. Operating margin was 16.7%, 100 basis points better than the prior-year quarter. Net margin was 11.7%, 50 basis points worse than the prior-year quarter.
The full year's average estimate for revenue is $6.48 billion. The average EPS estimate is $5.56.
Of Wall Street recommendations tracked by S&P Capital IQ, the average opinion on Rockwell Automation is outperform, with an average price target of $78.71.
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